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Wake Up Early for Jay Bilas.

This is a great excuse to drink and wear orange. Wake up, shotgun a few beers. Get on Gameday.

Ok, Fizz Nation. You have your marching orders.

Nearly 5,000 tickets have been distributed for College Gameday on campus for Nova-geddon.

“Free tickets for SU students are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Schine Student Center Box Office or the Carrier Dome Box office. A limited number of free general admission tickets for the public from Syracuse University are available at the Carrier Dome Box Office. Each individual can pick up a maximum of four tickets.”

Look we know it’s early. Show begins at 11a. So they’re asking students to get there at 8a, regular folks to arrive at 9:30a (which is pretty funny. They realize normal people find it nearly impossible to get anywhere before 9a. College kids? Anytime, anywhere for a party).

But this is a time to shine.

I have no doubt there will be sufficient buzz all weekend. Orange fans will be drinking and partying like it’s 1987. Almost 35,000 people will flood the Dome. A chance to make a statement to the nation and ESPN suits, however, is an enormous opportunity.

Bristol angles for good visuals. Makes them look important and feel more important. If Louisiana-Monroe brought a full gym and some oversized signs to Gameday, you’d see a lot more Sun Belt action on Saturdays during the winter.

This is a great excuse to drink and wear orange. Make your Fizz sign the night before. Wake up at 7a. Shotgun a few beers. You’ll be working on five hours sleep anyway, so by the first sip you’ll be loopy again.

Throw on your “Beat Nova” shirt that you’ll win through the unholy allianceof Holy Shirt and The Fizz.

Walk over to the Dome and start screaming about Bilas’ LSAT scores and Digger Phelps’ highlighters.

Party until noon at the Dome. Boo when Hubert Davis picks the Tar Heels as a dark horse Final Four pick. Stagger back to your bed. Power nap.

And then prepare for Nova-geddon.

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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